Diego Ribas da Cunha, popularly known simply as Diego, is a Brazilian international football player who currently features for the Italian giants Juventus. He plays as an attacking midfielder or playmaker and is one of the best players in the world.
Diego commenced his professional club football career at Brazilian giants Santos and made his first team debut when he was only 16 years of age in 2002. He won the Campeonato Brazileiro that year and formed a formidable partnership with another of Brazilian gems Robinho.
In the summer of 2004 Diego was signed by Portuguese powerhouse FC Porto but soon moved out of Portugal into Germany in 2006 when he signed for Werder Bremen for 6 million euros. He soon became a crowd favourite and one of the best players in the German Bundesliga and was the 2006-2007 Bundesliga Player of the Season after he inspired Bremen to third in the table. After playing with pomp and grandeur for two more seasons for Bremen, Diego signed for Italian powerhouse Juventus in the summer of 2009 for 24.5 million euros.
Diego made his international debut for Brazil in April 2003 against Mexico in an international friendly. He featured in Copa America 2004 for Brazil but was left out of the 2006 World Cup finals. He played for his nation in the Copa America 2007 and the Olympics in 2008.